Mineral County man admits to firearms charge


MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Donald Mark Tillotson, of Burlington, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Tillotson, 24, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearm.” Tillotson, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of a prior felony conviction, admitted to having a .40 caliber pistol with an obliterated serial number in January 2021 in Mineral County.

Tillotson faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

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